Patents by Inventor Roger Giles

Roger Giles has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10964518
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting charged particles. The apparatus includes a control unit and a transport device having a plurality of electrodes arranged around a transport channel, wherein the transport channel includes a bunch forming region configured to receive charged particles received by the transport device. The control unit is configured to control voltages applied to the electrodes to generate a transport potential in the transport channel, the transport potential having a plurality of potential wells which are configured to move so as to transport charged particles along the transport channel in one or more bunches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Gill, Roger Giles, Alina Giles
  • Publication number: 20210063351
    Abstract: A device for performing field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry, “FAIMS” including first and second segmented planar electrodes, each electrode including three or more segments and extending in a direction parallel to an analytical axis of the device, the first and second segmented electrodes are separated from each other to provide an analytical gap therebetween; and propelling means for propelling ions through the analytical gap in a direction parallel to the analytical axis. The device is configured to operate in: a FAIMS mode in which a power supply applies voltage waveforms to the segments to produce an asymmetric time dependent electric field in the analytical gap for FAIMS analysis of ions propelled through the analytical gap; and a transparent mode in which the power supply applies voltage waveforms to the to produce a confining electric field in the analytical gap for focussing ions towards the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger GILES, Roch ANDRZEJEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20210066061
    Abstract: A device for performing field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry, “FAIMS,” including first and second segmented planar electrodes, each electrode including three or more segments and extending in a direction parallel to an analytical axis of the device, wherein the first and second segmented electrodes are separated from each other to provide an analytical gap therebetween; and propelling means for propelling ions through the analytical gap in a direction parallel to the analytical axis. The device is configured to operate in a FAIMS mode in which a power supply applies voltage waveforms to the segments to produce an asymmetric time dependent electric field in the analytical gap for FAIMS analysis of ions propelled through the analytical gap. The asymmetric time dependent electric field has substantially straight contours of equal field strength in a plane perpendicular to the analytical axis to focus ions having different differential mobilities towards different spatial domains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Giles, Roch Andrzejewski
  • Publication number: 20210063350
    Abstract: A device for performing field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry, “FAIMS”, including a power supply that applies voltage waveforms to first and second segmented planar electrodes to produce an asymmetric time dependent electric field in an analytical gap for FAIMS analysis of ions. The voltage waveforms are configured such that the asymmetric time dependent electric field has curved contours of equal field strength when viewed in a plane perpendicular to the analytical axis so as to focus ions having different differential mobilities towards different spatial domains, each spatial domain extending along a respective curved contour of equal field strength when viewed in a plane perpendicular to the analytical axis. A focus controller is configured to allow a user to change the curvature of the contours of equal field strength so as to change the strength of focussing provided by the asymmetric time dependent electric field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger GILES, Roch ANDRZEJEWSKI
  • Patent number: 10770279
    Abstract: An ion transfer apparatus for transferring ions from an ion source at an ion source pressure, which ion source pressure is greater than 500 mbar, along a path towards a mass analyser at a mass analyser pressure that is lower than the ion source pressure. The apparatus includes a plurality of pressure controlled chambers, wherein each pressure controlled chamber in the ion transfer apparatus includes an ion inlet opening for receiving ions from the ion source on the path and an ion outlet opening for outputting the ions on the path. The plurality of pressure controlled chambers are arranged in succession along the path from an initial pressure controlled chamber to a final pressure controlled chamber, wherein an ion outlet opening of each pressure controlled chamber other than the final pressure controlled chamber is in flow communication with the ion inlet opening of a successive adjacent pressure controlled chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Giles, Alina Giles
  • Patent number: 10600631
    Abstract: An ion trap having a segmented electrode structure having a plurality of segments consecutively positioned along an axis, wherein each segment of the segmented electrode structure includes a plurality of electrodes arranged around the axis. A first voltage supply is configured to operate in a radially confining mode in which at least some electrodes belonging to each segment are supplied with at least one AC voltage waveform so as to provide a confining electric field for radially confining ions within the segment. A second voltage supply is configured to operate in a trapping mode in which at least some of the electrodes belonging to the segments are supplied with different DC voltages so as to provide a trapping electric field that has an axially varying profile for urging ions towards and trapping ions in a target segment of the plurality of segments. A first chamber is configured to receive ions from an ion source, wherein a first subset of the segments are located within the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Giles, Matthew Clive Gill
  • Patent number: 10559454
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a source of power supply that provides supply voltage to be applied to the electrodes, the voltage to ensure creation, inside the said channel, of a non-uniform high-frequency electric field, the pseudopotential of which field has one or more local extrema along the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation, at least, within a certain interval of time, whereas, at least one of the said extrema of the pseudopotential is transposed with time, at least within a certain interval of time, at least within a part of the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Research Laboratory (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Berdnikov, Alina Andreyeva, Roger Giles
  • Publication number: 20190371587
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a source of power supply that provides supply voltage to be applied to the electrodes, the voltage to ensure creation, inside the said channel, of a non-uniform high-frequency electric field, the pseudopotential of which field has one or more local extrema along the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation, at least, within a certain interval of time, whereas, at least one of the said extrema of the pseudopotential is transposed with time, at least within a certain interval of time, at least within a part of the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Shimadzu Research Laboratory (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander BERDNIKOV, Alina ANDREYEVA, Roger GILES
  • Patent number: 10431443
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a source of power supply that provides supply voltage to be applied to the electrodes, the voltage to ensure creation, inside the said channel, of a non-uniform high-frequency electric field, the pseudopotential of which field has one or more local extrema along the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation, at least, within a certain interval of time, whereas, at least one of the said extrema of the pseudopotential is transposed with time, at least within a certain interval of time, at least within a part of the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Research Laboratory (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Berdnikov, Alina Andreyeva, Roger Giles
  • Publication number: 20190252175
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting charged particles. The apparatus includes a control unit and a transport device having a plurality of electrodes arranged around a transport channel, wherein the transport channel includes a bunch forming region configured to receive charged particles received by the transport device. The control unit is configured to control voltages applied to the electrodes to generate a transport potential in the transport channel, the transport potential having a plurality of potential wells which are configured to move so as to transport charged particles along the transport channel in one or more bunches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew GILL, Roger GILES, Alina GILES
  • Publication number: 20190180998
    Abstract: A time of flight (“TOF”) mass spectrometer and method thereof. The TOF mass spectrometer including: an ion source configured to produce ions having a plurality of m/z values; a detector for detecting ions produced by the ion source; a tilt correction device located along a portion of a reference ion flight path extending from the ion source to a planar surface of the detector; wherein the tilt correction device includes tilt correction electrodes configured to generate at least one dipole electric field across the reference ion flight path, the at least one dipole electric field being configured to tilt an isochronous plane of ions produced by the ion source so as to correct a previous angular misalignment between the isochronous plane and the planar surface of the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hamish Ian STEWART, Matthew GILL, Roger GILES
  • Publication number: 20190122875
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a source of power supply that provides supply voltage to be applied to the electrodes, the voltage to ensure creation, inside the said channel, of a non-uniform high-frequency electric field, the pseudopotential of which field has one or more local extrema along the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation, at least, within a certain interval of time, whereas, at least one of the said extrema of the pseudopotential is transposed with time, at least within a certain interval of time, at least within a part of the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Shimadzu Research Laboratory (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander BERDNIKOV, Alina Andreyeva, Roger Giles
  • Patent number: 10269549
    Abstract: A time of flight (“TOF”) mass spectrometer including an ion source, a detector, and a tilt correction device. The ion source is configured to produce ions having a plurality of m/z values. The detector detects ions produced by the ion source. The tilt correction device is located along a portion of a reference ion flight path extending from the ion source to a planar surface of the detector and includes tilt correction electrodes configured to generate at least one dipole electric field across the reference ion flight path. The at least one dipole electric field is configured to tilt an isochronous plane of ions produced by the ion source so as to correct a previous angular misalignment between the isochronous plane and the planar surface of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hamish Ian Stewart, Matthew Gill, Roger Giles
  • Publication number: 20190103263
    Abstract: An ion trap having a segmented electrode structure having a plurality of segments consecutively positioned along an axis, wherein each segment of the segmented electrode structure includes a plurality of electrodes arranged around the axis. A first voltage supply is configured to operate in a radially confining mode in which at least some electrodes belonging to each segment are supplied with at least one AC voltage waveform so as to provide a confining electric field for radially confining ions within the segment. A second voltage supply is configured to operate in a trapping mode in which at least some of the electrodes belonging to the segments are supplied with different DC voltages so as to provide a trapping electric field that has an axially varying profile for urging ions towards and trapping ions in a target segment of the plurality of segments. A first chamber is configured to receive ions from an ion source, wherein a first subset of the segments are located within the first chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger GILES, Matthew Clive GILL
  • Patent number: 10186407
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a source of power supply that provides supply voltage to be applied to the electrodes, the voltage to ensure creation, inside the said channel, of a non-uniform high-frequency electric field, the pseudopotential of which field has one or more local extrema along the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation, at least, within a certain interval of time, whereas, at least one of the said extrema of the pseudopotential is transposed with time, at least within a certain interval of time, at least within a part of the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Research Laboratory (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Berdnikov, Alina Andreyeva, Roger Giles
  • Publication number: 20180350581
    Abstract: An ion transfer apparatus for transferring ions from a first pressure controlled chamber at a first pressure, which first pressure is lower than 10000 Pa, along a path to an adjacent second pressure controlled chamber at a second pressure that is lower than the first pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger GILES, Alina GILES
  • Publication number: 20180350582
    Abstract: An ion transfer apparatus for transferring ions from an ion source at an ion source pressure, which ion source pressure is greater than 500 mbar, along a path towards a mass analyser at a mass analyser pressure that is lower than the ion source pressure. The apparatus includes a plurality of pressure controlled chambers, wherein each pressure controlled chamber in the ion transfer apparatus includes an ion inlet opening for receiving ions from the ion source on the path and an ion outlet opening for outputting the ions on the path. The plurality of pressure controlled chambers are arranged in succession along the path from an initial pressure controlled chamber to a final pressure controlled chamber, wherein an ion outlet opening of each pressure controlled chamber other than the final pressure controlled chamber is in flow communication with the ion inlet opening of a successive adjacent pressure controlled chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger GILES, Alina GILES
  • Patent number: 9892899
    Abstract: An ion manipulation device for guiding or confining ions in an ion processing apparatus. The device has a first circuit board, wherein at least one first electrode for manipulating the path of ions is mounted on a mounting surface of the first circuit board; a second circuit board, wherein at least one second electrode for manipulating the path of ions is mounted on a mounting surface of the second circuit board; at least one bridging electrode for manipulating the path of ions, wherein the at least one bridging electrode is mounted to both the mounting surface of the first circuit board and the mounting surface of the second circuit board, wherein the bridging electrode is configured to hold the first circuit board and the second circuit board apart from each other in a fixed spatial relationship in which the mounting surface of the second circuit board faces towards the mounting surface of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Clive Gill, Roger Giles
  • Publication number: 20180005811
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a source of power supply that provides supply voltage to be applied to the electrodes, the voltage to ensure creation, inside the said channel, of a non-uniform high-frequency electric field, the pseudopotential of which field has one or more local extrema along the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation, at least, within a certain interval of time, whereas, at least one of the said extrema of the pseudopotential is transposed with time, at least within a certain interval of time, at least within a part of the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander BERDNIKOV, Alina ANDREYEVA, Roger GILES
  • Patent number: 9812308
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a device for charged particle transportation and manipulation. Embodiments provide a capability of combining positively and negatively charged particles in a single transported packet. Embodiments contain an aggregate of electrodes arranged to form a channel for transportation of charged particles, as well as a source of power supply that provides supply voltage to be applied to the electrodes, the voltage to ensure creation, inside the said channel, of a non-uniform high-frequency electric field, the pseudopotential of which field has one or more local extrema along the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation, at least, within a certain interval of time, whereas, at least one of the said extrema of the pseudopotential is transposed with time, at least within a certain interval of time, at least within a part of the length of the channel used for charged particle transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Shimadzu Research Laboratory (Europe) Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Berdnikov, Alina Andreyeva, Roger Giles